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John Wall to receive third opinion on wrist injury

The Wizards' star missed Tuesday's game against the Atlanta Hawks, and it remains to be seen how much time he would miss.

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Most Wizards fans were surprised to find out on Tuesday that John Wall was not going to play against the Atlanta Hawks in Game 2 of their playoff series due to a left wrist injury.

After they lost 106-90, Wall spoke with TNT's David Aldridge about what his next steps before Game 3 on Saturday:

That second opinion in the "next day or two" will actually be a third according to J. Michael of CSN Washington. Wall did want to reiterate that nothing is broken or that an MRI is required. Here's what he had to say in Michael's report:

"It's real real tough. I came and did what I usually do before the games, try to do like more ball-handling, trying to pound it. Real tough to do. It's a real, real bad sprain.

The ball wouldn't stay where I wanted it to. I didn't want to go out there and have 100 turnovers. That's a waste of time.

The report concluded that there will be no further updates on Wall's injury until Thursday, if not later.

It was a relief to see that Wall's wrist wasn't broken after his fall on Sunday. Hopefully, this third opinion doesn't reveal anything new. The Wizards will need Wall out there if they're going to win this series.